TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Governor Sam Brownback is hoping to develop tourism and economic growth along the Kansas River.
He announced an 18 member committee, known as the Kansas River Development Committee, to spur recreational use and get more people to visit the river.
The committee's work will build on the July designation of the river as a National Water Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior.
"The river is an amazing, natural resource for our state that I believe we need to protect and promote," said Brownback. "River travelers can enjoy canoeing and kayaking, camping, fishing, wildlife watching, or they can just take a float trip and soak up the sun and the beauty of the surroundings."
The Kansas River is only the second river to be named a National Water Trail.